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How We Win! Two Workshops with George Lakey

Nov 9, 2019

George Lakey
Morning strategy workshop ONLY: 9am - noon.
$25.00. Fee does NOT include lunch

Afternoon facilitating workshop: 1:30pm - 5pm.
$75.00 for BOTH morning and afternoon sessions. Fee INCLUDES lunch.

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

IMPORTANT NOTE: the afternoon program requires an application/approval before the applicant can register. If you are interested in attending both workshops, please submit the application here: or call Lina Blount, 610-566-4507, ext. 122, if you have further questions. If you simply wish to register for the morning program, click on the “Register Online” link above.


1. How We Win – Strategy Workshop (morning)

"How We Win" (book cover)Led by social movement veteran George Lakey, this participatory workshop will explore how to use direct action campaigns strategically, including:

  • choosing the right target;
  • designing a creative campaign;
  • avoiding burnout within your group; and
  • building a movement of movements to achieve real progressive victories.

Workshop participants who have read How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning will get the most out of the workshop, but it is by no means a prerequisite.

2. Facilitating “How We Win” Workshops (afternoon)

Participants in the morning workshop interested in learning to facilitate the workshop themselves are invited to apply for an afternoon training-of-trainers program. Because space is limited, priority will be given to those who have read How We Win, have experience in nonviolent direct action campaigning, and have experience facilitating workshops. Training will be based on George’s book Facilitating Group Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2010).

If you are interested in attending both workshops, please submit the application here:


George LakeyGeorge Lakey, author of How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, has led over 1500 workshops on five continents. First arrested in the civil rights movement, in 2018 he was arrested campaigning for Power Local Green Jobs. In between he gave leadership to campaigns on neighborhood, state, and national levels, working in cross-race, cross-class coalitions and the LGBTQ movement. He’s worked with labor unions, Mohawks, high school students, environmentalists, and the Puerto Rican independence movement. He taught conflict studies at universities and authored ten books on how to bring about change. George is a columnist for the online publication

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

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